5 Batsmen With Highest Strike-rate In The History In The IPL
By CricShots - Apr 4, 2021 8:28 pm
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In a T20 tournament like IPL, each and every franchise needs to have a batsman or two who can score runs at a fierce pace. Particularly, this skill is most required in the death overs when the team is looking to gain some momentum. These big hitters play a crucial role in the campaign of all the teams in each IPL season. One of the most basic criteria for judging a batsman for his fast scoring is the batsman’s strike rate. Watch IPL Live.

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Nicholas Pooran

Let’s discuss the 5 batsmen who have registered the highest strike rate in IPL so far and scored at least 300 runs in the tournament history.

#5 Andre Russell

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The first name in this list is a very expected and i.e., Andre Russell, who has actually redefined power-hitting in T20. He plies his trade for Kolkata Knight Riders and he has played 71 matches in the cash-rich league so far in which he has amassed as many as 1517 runs at an incredible strike rate of 182.33. He has 8 half-centuries with a high score of 88 not out in the IPL. Russell has taken KKR over the line single-handedly from very difficult situations.

#4 Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran who is considered among the cleanest hitters of the ball in the shortest format of the game has one of the best strike rates in IPL. Pooran impressed everyone with his exploits in the last season where he featured for the Punjab team scored as many as 521 runs in 20 innings at a strike rate of 165.39. This includes a fifty in only 17 balls, which was the fastest in last year’s IPL.

#3 Sunil Narine

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Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine displayed his batting skills at top of the order for KKR strikes at a rate of 164.27. He managed to score as many as 892 runs to his name at an average of 16.83 including 4 fifties. His performance last season was forgettable and it will be interesting to see at what batting position he is sent to play this year.

#2 Hardik Pandya

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Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya is arguably the most impactful power hitter in the Indian team right now. He has been consistently performing for Mumbai Indians over the years and played a crucial part in helping them become champions a couple of times. Hardik has scored 1349 runs in 74 innings at a strike rate of 159.26. He has 4 half-centuries in the league with the high score being 91.

#1 Moeen Ali

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Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali is fifth on this list with a strike rate of 158.46. He played for RCB last season and was bought by CSK in the mini auctions of this year. Moeen Ali has so far scored 309 runs in IPL at an average of 20.60 including 3 half-centuries.

Highest strike rate in IPL:

PlayerInningsRunsAverageStrike Rate
Andre Russell61151729.74182.33
Nicholas Pooran2052132.56165.39
Sunil Narine6689216.83164.27
Hardik Pandya74134929.97159.26
Moeen Ali1730920.6158.46